Creators respond to social media jokes

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The creators of hit dystopian TV series Black Mirror have responded to jokes that Donald Trump’s US election win is like an episode of the show.

The third series of Black Mirror arrived to Netflix last month after beginning its life on Channel 4. Charlie Brooker’s anthology series looks at the darker sides of technology and modern life.

After many social media users (including actor Peter Serafinowicz) made jokes comparing Trump becoming President to the frightening premise for a Black Mirror episode, the Black Mirror official Twitter account responded by tweeting: “This isn’t an episode. This isn’t marketing. This is reality”. See below.

Speaking to NME recently, Charlie Brooker said of the US election: “I get a horrible queasy feeling every time I look at the American election, I have to try and ignore it until November 9 because it’s not good for my mental health.”

Brooker also said of future plans for the series: “We’re halfway through the script for the next season of Black Mirror and Jodie Foster is directing one for us. I’m doing an end-of-year Wipe for the BBC and I’m going to be doing some other things… I might have a lie down, because I haven’t really had a rest in ages.”

Read more: ‘Black Mirror’ creator on the US Election, Scary Clowns and ‘Bake Off’ – the NME interview